Habitat for Humanity Canada's vision, mission and values are delivered by Habitat for Humanity affiliates that work in over 300 communities across Canada. Habitat for Humanity Canada affiliates select and prepare partner families for homeownership, manage the construction of Habitat homes, and hold partner family mortgages. They play a vital role at the local level by engaging community volunteers, securing resources, increasing the profile of Habitat for Humanity and raising awareness about the issue of affordable homeownership in their communities.
In Nova Scotia Habitat for Humanity provides Affordable homeownership opportunities for low income working Nova Scotia families. With the help of volunteer builders, sponsor money and donor materials we construct energy efficient affordable homes for purchase by low income families. It is part of our mandate to provide educational opportunities on home maintenance and budgeting for homeownership.
Habitat World Photo Contest
Enter the Habitat World photo contest for a chance to build at the 2014 Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project. For the 2014 Habitat World photo contest, we’ve made it even easier for you to enter. This year, follow @habitatforhumanity on Instagram and post your photos depicting Habitat’s mission and impact with the hashtag #HabitatPhotoContest.
In 1985 the United Nations declared the first Monday in October World Habitat Day. This day is intended as a day to reflect on the state of our towns and cities and what we want our future to look like. Habitat for Humanity in communities around the World mark this day in a variety of ways. In Nova Scotia we will recognize WHD from AV to CB. The Valley is hosting an event with local dignitaries and media outreach. In HRM the City will light up Town Hall in Habitat Blue and Green from dusk on October 6th until dawn on October 7th. In addition, Global will host Lindsay Construction and HFHNS on a morning show segment. We will also be releasing a media advisory to announce our families to the communities. Please watch for our WHD Twitter campaign.
As we are moving forward with our build in East Preston we are preparing to launch our newest build in Spryfield. Lindsay Construction ands their Partners will be building the first tow homes on the land that will someday host up to 40 Habitat for Humanity homes. We are exctied and hope many of you will be able to join us for this great event. We will have more information available as dates are finalized.
October 1st marks the beginning of Genworth Canada's essay writing contest for students in grades 4,5 and 6. Over the next 6 weeks students can submit their stories on line, stories that express their feelings about home and what it means to each of them. Every Entry can make a difference. Each eligible entry will qualify for a $5 donation to Habitat. The winning entry in Canada will receive a prize of $60,000.00 to donate toward a home build in the Affiliate of their choice. There are many other runner up prizes and classroom prizes as well. Visit the Meaning of Home website to find out more.
The staff of Waterbury Newton Law came out Saturday Sept 12th, 2014 to donate their time at Scott Drive, Kentville to insulate the foundation walls. Thank you to all our volunteers for lending a helping hand, it is because of people like you that we are able to make affordable homeownership a reality for another well deserving low-income working family in Nova Scotia.